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  • Information for Visitors to the Owen Sound Police Station - Until Further Notice

    If you feel ill or have any symptoms of a respiratory virus, we are asking visitors to please avoid coming to our police station until you feel better.

    If you have an emergency, please dial 9-1-1. It is an emergency if someone’s immediate health, safety, or property is in immediate danger or there is a crime in progress.
    For non-emergencies, dial 519-376-1234 or use our on-line reporting system-
    To use our on-line system please make sure:


    • This is NOT an Emergency
    • This incident occurred within the Owen Sound City limits?
    • There are No Known suspects?
    • You have a valid email address?


Courthouse Information

The City of Owen Sound has two court facilities.

  • Consolidated Courthouse
  • Provincial Offences Court

The consolidated courthouse hears matters for the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice. Matters typically involve criminal offences, Family Law or Small Claims matters.

The consolidated courthouse is located at 611 9th Avenue East, Owen Sound, Ontario.  The courthouse has 6 courtrooms and each courtroom has 2 secure sub-cells adjacent to them for efficient and safe movement of persons in custody. There are 12 holding cells on the ground floor as well as a cell control area where the Special Constables work out of.

During the spring of 2015 the Owen Sound Police Service added an x-ray machine as part of the front door screening at the Owen Sound Courthouse. Persons entering the court building pass through a Magnetometer as well as bags are screened through the x-ray machine by the Special Constables. Front door screening has prevented numerous knives and drugs from entering the court building.

Special Constables are responsible for providing court security, the care and safe handling of persons in custody, the safety of the public and staff within the court building as well as any out of town escorts.

All of the Special Constables are trained and certified in the taking of DNA samples.

The Provincial Offences Court hears matters relating to offences under the Highway Traffic Act, Liquor License Act, Trespass to Property Act, Municipal By-Law offences and more.

The Provincial Offences Court is located at 595 9th Avenue East, Owen Sound, Ontario.

Owen Sound Ontario Court of Justice:  LEARN MORE

Legal Aid:  LEARN MORE

Ministry of the Attorney General: LEARN MORE

Family Law, Criminal Justice and more: LEARN MORE and LEARN MORE